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Episode 20- Brock Motum (NBA Draft Prospect)

Length: 37m 59s

“Teams speak about what they’re looking forward, different teams are looking for different things. I’m 6’11, I’m a shooter so I model my game similar to a Ryan Anderson (from New Orleans)… I think that position is something the NBA are looking to bring in more of” - Brock Motum discusses where he would fit in the NBA

With the NBA Draft only 19 days away Brisbane boy Brock Motum took the time to sit down with in between the many NBA work outs he’s been taking part in as part of the lead up to the 2013 NBA draft.

After NBA work outs in Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago Brock takes us through what happens in an NBA work-out what teams are saying to him and what they expect him to deliver in the NBA.

Brock also shares some of his successful moments from his four year career at the University of Washington State, he leaves as the school’s as the fifth highest scorer in team history and only the twelfth player in school history to finish with 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.

He shares stories of his time at Washington State including;

Memories of playing with current Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson. How fellow Aussies Dexter Kernich-Drew (Victoria) and James Hunter (Sydney) are settling in to life in Washington. His relationship with former coach of Washington State and former Sydney King Tony Bennett. Stepping into the shoes of Aron Baynes after his departure from Washington State and what coaches, fans expectations were of him.

Brock answers the tough questions around the immediate future holds for him like;

What team he would want to play for in the NBA If he doesn’t get drafted is the NBDL, Europe or a spot in the  NBL on the cards

Brock shares his love for the Brisbane Bullets growing up as a kid, how he hopes to see them back in the NBL and whether he sees himself finishing up in the NBL to cap off his basketball career.

And we wrap everything up by talking about being one of the last players cut from the Australian Boomers Olympic team in 2012 and his plans to make the Rio Olympic team in 2016.

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Episode 19 - Acie Earl (Iowa Hawkeye Legend and Former Sydney King)

Length: 1h 13m 6s

"I just never really got along with him. I would love to have a conversation with him now and say what we're you thinking at that time because I was really keyed in, I was really bought in to playing for the Kings but he was too young of a coach at the time" - Acie Earl discusses about his relationship with then Sydney Kings coach Brett Brown Acie Earl only played one full season in the NBL however to this day he remains one of the highest credentialed players to ever compete in the NBL. His season averages of 22 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 blocks a game in 1999 remains one of the best statistical seasons ever in the NBL. We spoke to Acie at length about his time playing at Iowa University where he left the school as the All Time shot block leader at Iowa as well as holding over 22 game, season and career records. We listen to Acie describe what it was like to be eliminated twice by the juggernaut which was the 1990's era Duke University team which won back-to-back titles. We listen to him discuss his time in the NBA which included two years with Boston playing alongside legends the likes of Robert Parish and Dominique Wilkins, what it was like going head to head with a young Shaquille O'Neal in the 1995 NBA Playoffs and then his feelings on being taken by Toronto in the 1995 expansion draft. He admits Sydney was one of the highlights of his basketball career and recalls playing for the Sydney Kings during the time they were known as the "Violet Crumbles", his memories of young team mates like Matt Nielsen, Scott McGregor, Ben Melmeth, etc and what they were like at the beginning of their careers. Acie Earl's 40 point haul against the Boston Celtics remains the second highest single game score by any player with NBL experience. We finish of discussing his focus now which is on his junior basketball development program, his basketball coaching book which is available on iTunes and his attempt at forging a Hollywood career. Check out the podcast here http://www.aussiehoopla.com/acie-earl-iowa-university-nbl-basketball-podcast/ …


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Episode 18 - Ater Majok (LA Lakers Draft Pick)

Length: 35m 19s

"I'm glad they announced me as being from the Gold Coast (Blaze) instead of UConn, I was actually more exciting to be announced from Australia because not many people have been able to represent Australia (in the NBA)" - Ater Majok takes us through what it was like being drafted by the LA Lakers. Ater Majok led the NBL in blocks during his short stint in the NBL, playing for the Perth Wildcats and the Gold Coast Blaze. Since then he has gone on to play in Turkey, Slovakia, Israel and is currently playing in Belarus. Ater also discusses his difficult college career at Connecticut. He discusses the difficulties of being ineleigible to play NCAA and how it affected his career. Majok also runs us through what it was like matching up against Hasheem Thabeet and Kemba Walker everyday at training. We discuss what role the LA Lakers have played in his career since they drafted him as the 58th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. What it was like playing in the Lakers summer league squad and competing against other Lakers hopefuls for a roster spot each year. We ask Ater Majok a number of topics like what relationship he has with fellow Sudanese professional basketballers like Luol Deng and Manute Bol, when he plans to return to the NBL as well as what his current relationship is like with the Australian National team and what areas of his game he needs to improve in order to make the next Olympics or World Championship Boomers squad. Check out the podcast here http://www.aussiehoopla.com/la-lakers-podcast-ater-majok-australian-boomers/ …


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Episode 17 - Daniel Kickert (Australian Boomers)

Length: 54m 12s

"It's frustrating that I've never played in an NBL game, I've never played in front of family and friends in a professional level on home soil.... hopefully in the next few years" - Daniel Kickert on his goals to play in the NBL very soon. Currently playing for Dnipro in Ukraine's Superleague Daniel Kickert is one of Australia's finest players overseas. After kick starting the Aussie Invasion with Adam Caporn at St Mary's back in 2005 and finishing as the Schools All-Time leading scorer with 1,874 points Daniel Kickert has played in Italy, Spain, Poland and Ukraine while continuing to represent the Australian National team since 2005. Aussie Hoopla's Dan Boyce took the chance to talk to him about what basketball is like in the Ukraine and discusses his experiences in playing in Europe. He shares his memories of St Mary's, his longstanding rivalry with Gonzaga Alum Ronny Turiaf and whether Matt Dellavedova can break his scoring records. Listen to Daniel also discuss what it was like squaring up against Lebron James, Chris Paul and Dwight Howard at the 2006 World Championships as well as being left off the 2012 Australian Olympic team. We also discuss what the AIS can do for a young players game, how it compares to the US College system in terms of developing your game and tips for young players looking to the next Australian Boomers squad! Check out the podcast here http://www.aussiehoopla.com/daniel-kickert-australian-boomers-basketball-podcast …


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Episode 16 - Chuck Harmison (NBL General Manager)

Length: 47m 3s

"We're working really hard right now on developing a champions league between their top two teams and our top two teams... and it could happen as early as next season" - Chuck Harmison on the NBL's plans to expand into Asia We were lucky enough to get the chance to chat with the NBL General Manager Chuck Harmison who discusses his memories of the early days of the NBL playing in front of non-existent crowds for $1,000 a year to the heyday of the 1990's and now today. We ask Chuck for answers to our the questions we received from the fans, when can we expect to see NBL teams in Brisbane, Newcastle and Wellington (New Zealand), What things the NBL are planning for the 2012 NBL All-Star Game, what plans do the NBL have regarding developing the game in Asia and what really led to the demise of Sydney and Brisbane in 2009 as well as the Gold Coast Blaze in 2012. In what was the rare chance for NBL fans to get answers from one of the people calling the shots for the game down under. Chuck also shares his thoughts on the NBL Hall of Fame, loud music during the games and whether the NBL points system restricts trades and stops NBL players getting jobs in our league. Listen to the podcast here http://www.aussiehoopla.com/chuck-harmison-nbl-basketball-podcast/ …


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Episode 15 - John Rillie (NBL Legend) Part 2

Length: 40m 48s

"If myself, Reggie Miller and Ray Allen could go at it that would be interesting (anybody on an NBL level) Nah Shit NO!" - John Rillie on what players would put pressure on him in a three-point shoot out He's played at Gonzaga University, in Greece and in 368 games in the NBL. In the second part of our interview with John Rillie we listen to him discuss why he thinks he was "snubbed" by the Australian Boomers, What playing in Greece was like, memories of playing against Steve Nash in college and if he ever responded to his free throw shooting challenge. We put him on the spot with some "rapid fire" questions asking him who could beat him in a three-point shoot out, which NBL players during his playing time were players he would "pay to watch" and ask him whether his 45 points in a NBL semi-final (highest ever by an Australian) is his greatest game ever. …


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Episode 14 - John Rillie (NBL Legend)

Length: 45m 54s

"I think we waste so much negative energy on what can't happen instead of what is and where we can take it" - John Rillie regarding the current state of the NBL John Rillie is no doubt one of the greatest shooters in NBL history. With 1323 three-pointers made and shooting 47% from the field, 40% from downtown and 86% from the charity stripe, the numbers certainly back that up. We got the chance to speak with the current assistant coach of the Boise State Bronco's men's basketball team and ask him about making history as taking the Gonzaga Bulldogs to their first NCAA tournament, what to expect from Boise State's Aussie tandem Anthony Drmic and Igor Hadziomerovic now and in the future, his thoughts on the NBL of today, how young Aussie Basketballers are viewed by US College coaches and how he fared against John Stockton during his time at Gonzaga we also get him to share stories on NBL Legends Leon Trimmingham, Rick Brunson, Wayne Larkins, Paul Rogers and talk about winning the 1998 NBL Championship with Adelaide and how he thinks that team would fare in the NBL today. "The Real Deal" John Rillie... as candid and entertaining as ever! Listen to the podcast here http://www.aussiehoopla.com/john-rillie-nbl-basketball-podcast-1/ …


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Episode 13 - Sedale Threatt (LA Lakers Legend) Part 2

Length: 49m 47s

"Gary would say I'mma get 70 steals off you, but Jordan used to say little things to you like... The coach must be mad at you coz he put you on me, or I might go for my career high tonight" – Sedale Threatt sharing trash talking tales of Gary Payton and Michael Jordan Listen to the second part of our interview with Sedale Threatt, a legend of NBA basketball whose played with Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Dr J, Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon to name a mere few. Known as "The Thief" he currently ranks 49th in NBA History for total steals. Sedale has lived in Australia for the past few years and currently runs the Australian Basketball College which operates out of the Waverley basketball stadium in Victoria. We continue the interview with Sedale Threatt leaving the city of Chicago, arriving in Seattle playing alongside Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp. get the inside story on the choas which erupted around the world after Magic Johnson's announcement that he had the HIV virus. What it was like playing with Magic before and after he retired. As well as what it was like playing in Houston with Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Charles Barkley all screaming for the ball! We also ask some random fire questions like Whose the best dunker in NBA history, Who was a better trash talking Michael Jordan or Gary Payton and who he would have around him in his ultimate NBA squad and what he thinks of the NBL and the Australian Basketball scene. Listen to the podcast here http://www.aussiehoopla.com/sedale-threatt-la-lakers-basketball-podcast/ …


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Episode 12 - Sedale Threatt (LA Lakers Legend) Part 1

Length: 51m 31s

“Hold up man, ya'll stop talking and put the cuffs on the great Michael Jordan because if it was Sedale Threatt you'd have me with my head down on the back seat.... Stop talking and put the cuffs on him" – Sedale Threatt shares a story about the time he almost shared a prison cell with Michael Jordan Listen to the amazing Part One of our interview with 951 NBA game veteran Sedale Threatt who has lived in Australia for the past few years. He currently runs the aubd.com.au basketball college which runs out of the Waverley basketball stadium in Victoria. Sedale Threatt made history after being taken 139th in the 1983 draft, playing with NBA legends like Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Charles Barkley, James Worthy, Hakeem Olajuwon, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan and a whole lot more. Listen to him talk about being dunking on Julius "Dr J" Erving during his first training session with the Philadelphia 76ers, explain why he punched Boston Celtics Danny Ainge in the face, discuss what Aussie kids should be focused on when they're trying to make it into the American College system, share his thoughts on who he thinks the greatest NBA rebounder of all-time is and talk about going head to head with Isiah Thomas and the Detroit "Bad Boys" during the "Jordan Rules" days of 1988. And last but certainly not least, listen to Sedale talk about his time playing with the Chicago Bulls at a time when a young Michael Jordan was just learning how to fly including an amazing tale of how he and Michael Jordan almost spent hauled up into a Chicago prison!!! …


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Episode 11 - Derek Rucker (Future NBL Hall of Famer)

Length: 1h 24m 46s

“I was in charge of everything except finance and (they) told me I can't generate any revenue no phone calls or anything your locked down" – Derek Rucker on his time running the Sydney Kings Derek Rucker finished his NBL in the top ten all-time in scoring (7th), assists (4th), steals (4th) and three-point field goals made (5th). His 10.6 assists per game in 1994 is the highest season average ever and he holds the record for assists in a game with a mind boggling 24 dimes which is a record which may never be broken in the NBL. We spoke to Derek about what he is doing now, growing up as the son of NFL legend Reggie Rucker, having his jersey retired at Davidson University, trialling with the Cleveland Cav's and facing Mark Price, playing basketball in El Salvador during a civil war, his failed attempt to crack Hollywood as well as his illustrious NBL career which included stops at Brisbane, Newcastle, Townsville and West Sydney. We also chat about the fact that in 2007 he spoke out about basketball needed to reduce it's number of teams, move to 40 minute games and "get more physical". He shares his thoughts on where he feels the NBL is going and well as divulges what happened behind the scenes when the Sydney Kings folded in 2008 and he was acting as the clubs executive director. Be sure to listen to all of our podcasts through iTunes or at http://www.aussiehoopla.com/derek-rucker-future-nbl-hall-of-famer-episode-11/ …


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"Selling Ice to Eskimos" Hyping the Hoopla Basketball Podcast - Ep. 4

Length: 43m 53s

Last week NBA Superstar Andrew Bogut tweeted about an article witten by Melbourne based entrepreneur, author, and marketer Pete Williams two years ago that detailed the short comings of the NBL's marketing strategies. The twitter-verse exploded with comments about the article and debate opened on what exactly should the NBL be doing in terms of marketing it's product? Aussie Hoopla's "Hyping the Hoopla" team of Dan Boyce and his co host Matt Smith, who played for four different NBL teams during his career brought Pete on the show to discuss his blog and look at what the NBL is doing well, doing poorly and could be doing better to market and promote the game nationally. SUBSCRIBE TO AUSSIE HOOPLA ON ITUNES …


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Episode 10 - Simon Kerle (The Most Controversial NBL player ever)

Length: 57m 29s

"A lot of people don't realise how successful and important Shane's career overseas was... and it's kind of a shame" He averaged 14 points over 381 games and although he never won a NBL Championship or make a Boomers squad he will always be remembered as possibly the most HATED player in the NBL in the 1990's and early 2000's. Always controversial and entertaining listen to Simon chat with Aussie Hoopla host Dan Boyce about his NBL career, choosing to play at Western Nebraska instead of the AIS, If he thinks he stiffed by not being able to play for the Australian Boomers, why Townsville fans are the best fans in the NBL, being spat on by South East Melbourne Magic import Clint McDaniel and why he chose to pose nude in a gay man's magazine. Plus it is Simon Kerle so there is also plenty more stories on the podcast including How most people don't understand how widely respected Shane Heal is regarded as a player worldwide and how Reggie Miller was angry when NBA players told him Shane Heal was the best shooter on the planet Be sure to listen to all of our podcasts through iTunes or at http://www.aussiehoopla.com/episode-10-simon-kerle-the-most-controversial-nbl-player-ever/ …


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Dream Team Vs Team USA LIVE PODCAST July 20th 2012

Length: 49m 45s

After Matt Smith referred to Kobe Bryant's comments in "Hyping the Hoopla" podcast Ep.3 co-host Dan Boyce challenged members of the Australian online basketball community to join the first ever LIVE Australian Basketball podcast to debate who would win if the 1992 Dream Team squared off against Team USA 2012? Subscribe to Aussie Hoopla on iTunes …


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Team USA 2012 Vs 1992 Dream Team (excerpt from Hyping the Hoopla ep.3)

Length: 12m 56s

A short excerpt from Dan Boyce and Matt Smith's debate over who would win the Dream Team or Team USA which has spilled over into creating the first ever LIVE Australian basketball podcast. http://www.aussiehoopla.com/1st-ever-live-aussie-basketball-podcast/ Stephen Hoare (465 NBL Game Veteran) – “Lebron’s combo of athleticism, size, strength skill and IQ is GOAT. Prefer 92 all around package though” Cam Tragardh (Cairns Taipans) – ”In a game of 1 on 1 LBJ destroys MJ & anyone else in history! “ Daryl Corletto (New Zealand Breakers) – “Bottom line is MJ can guard Lebron but LBJ can’t stop Jordan” Brad Hill (Cairns Taipans) – “I dont get how USA’s best team 20 years ago could beat their best team now. Goes against the evolution of man” Scott Brandis (ANZ Ballers) – “You know what’s lost in this argument is Dream Won by so much because world bball was crap then. They’re the reason it changed” Johnny White (Our Time Entertainment) – ”This USA team is not a dream team and THEY’RE DREAMING!” The chatter is enough… we want the Australia online basketball community to join us on the first ever LIVE Aussie BBall podcast FRIDAY 20TH JULY, 8.00PM EST (Melbourne Time). www.aussiehoopla.com …


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"Dream On" Hyping the Hoopla Basketball Podcast - Ep. 3

Length: 44m 55s

The voice of Aussie Hoopla, Dan Boyce and co host Matt Smith, holder of 100 NBL games (dubiously) and former player for the Wollongong Hawks, New Zealand Breakers, Victoria Giants and Cairns Taipans discuss the latest in Australian Basketball news. 1. Why is Nathan Jawai not in the Boomers Olympic team? 2. Recap and Analysis of the Australian Under 17 Boys World Championships Silver Medal effort? 3. What players will be part of the future of the Australian team 4. How will the Australian Boomers fare in the Olympics? 5. Does losing Andrew Bogut really matter to the Boomers medal hopes? ...and finally like all other basketball discussions this month, the podcast spirals into a debate over whether the 2012 Team USA Olympic team would beat the 1992 Dream Team??? A discussion which leads to a never tried before opportunity for the Australian on-line basketball community SUBSCRIBE TO AUSSIE HOOPLA ON ITUNES …


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Episode 9 - Willie Farley (Adelaide 36ers Legend)

Length: 39m 11s

“Yes... because he has the skill on the court as well as off the court... he really thinks the game” – Willie Farley regarding if Brett Maher could have played in the NBA For 159 NBL games Willie Farley was one of the most popular imports in Australia, averaging 19.7ppg for both the Adelaide 36ers and West Sydney Razorbacks which included an NBL Championship in 2002 and numerous highlights. We ask him his favourite memories in Adelaide, winning the 2002 championship, being called a "Wanker" by a raucous West Sydney crowd, why he left Adelaide, how close he came to making the NBA and playing on a Fresno State team that featured Rafer Alston "Skip 2 my Lou", former NBL import Larry Abney and coach Jerry Tarkanian. Hear what Willie is doing now and find out how he plans to return to Australia as soon as he can to play for an NBL/SEABL club or help develop some of the up and coming players of Australia Listen to the podcast here http://www.aussiehoopla.com/episode-9-willie-farley-adelaide-36ers-legend/ …


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Episode 8 - Matthew Dellavedova (Australian Boomers)

Length: 31m 29s

"I think there is a bit of excitment over the NBL" – Matthew Dellavedova regarding how Aussie's in college think about the NBL We talk to Matthew Dellavedova 18 hours he scored 12 points in the Boomers final game of the Farewell Series against Greece, the Boomers last game in Australia before heading to London for the Olympic Games. We ask him if making the Boomers Olympic team was something he thought would happen this year, What he thinks of the Boomers heading into the Olympics having not played any tough international competition as yet, how he thinks Aussie's in the NCAA view the NBL right now and which members of the Australian Boomers he learns the most from. Listen to the podcast here http://www.aussiehoopla.com/episode-8-matthew-dellavedova-australian-boomers/ …


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Episode 7 - Corey "Homicide" Williams (NBL & Streetball Legend)

Length: 35m 48s

"The NBL is my NBA" - Corey "Homicide" Williams @CHomicide, arguably the most popular basketball player in Australia, who is not a part of the NBL, is in town to host the FIBA 3x3 in Geelong this weekend. We caught up with him and asked him about what he's been doing both on and off the court since we last saw him play in Australia. He speaks on his appearance in "Doin it in the Park", a New York Streetball documentary put together by Bobbito Garcia. We ask Homicide what NBL teams he'd like to play for, how NBL Legend Darryl "D-Mac" McDonald is remembered in NYC as well as who the toughest players he ever faced were and who he'd pay money to see in the NBL. Also a hilarious story about his first basketball job as a member of the Washington Nationals, the team who are supposed to "lose" to the Harlem Globetrotters. Listen to the podcast here http://www.aussiehoopla.com/episode-7-corey-homicide-williams-nbl-streetball-legend/ …


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"Pointing at the NBL" Hyping the Hoopla Basketball Podcast - Ep. 2

Length: 54m 12s

The voice of Aussie Hoopla, Dan Boyce and co host Matt Smith, holder of 100 NBL games (dubiously) and former player for the Wollongong Hawks, New Zealand Breakers, Victoria Giants and Cairns Taipans discuss the latest in Australian Basketball news. 1. 2012 NBL Off Season Player Movements (Ballinger, Loughton, Hill, etc) 2. Seriously Melbourne Tigers... What's going on? 3. Why Smitty hates the NBL points system 4. Where did the NBL big man go? 5. Should Coaches "coach" and teams worry about recruiting? 6. Do Father/Coach Son/Player relationships work 7. Trash Talk - Whose talking trash on Aussie Basketball Online Forums 8. Who are the top 20 most powerful people in Australian Basketball and lots, lots more, it's ridiculous how much more actually! SUBSCRIBE TO AUSSIE HOOPLA ON ITUNES …


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Episode 6 - Daryl Corletto (New Zealand Breakers)

Length: 29m 56s

“When I went to say goodbye to the coaching staff Trevor Gleeson blatantly lied to my face, he called me disrespectful, dishonest and told me I wasn’t loyal… This guy had been (in Melbourne) for 3 weeks I’d been here for 14 years” – Daryl Corletto We chat with New Zealand Breakers guard Daryl Corletto about what really happened at the Melbourne Tigers, Patty Mills, winning a third NBL Championship and how it compares to the others. As well as playing for the Great Britain Olympic team, what the Breakers moves will be during the off season and learning from Andrew Gaze and Darryl MacDonald during his Tigers days. Listen to the podcast here http://www.aussiehoopla.com/episode-6-daryl-corletto-new-zealand-breakers/ …


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Hyping the Hoopla - Ep. 1

Length: 34m 9s

The voice of Aussie Hoopla, Dan Boyce and co host Matt Smith, holder of 100 NBL games (dubiously) and former player for the Wollongong Hawks, New Zealand Breakers, Victoria Giants and Cairns Taipans discuss the latest in Australian Basketball news. 1. Trevor Gleeson is stood down by the Melbourne Tigers 2. How important is a coach in the NBL? 3. Does the NBL need a second team in Melbourne? 4. NBL Free Agent moves 5. Trash Talk - with Matt Smith and much more …


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Episode 5 - Robert Rose (NBL Legend)

Length: 35m 35s

"If Cam Tragardh is the leading scorer of this league... this league has a long way to come" Never one to shy away from saying what he thinks is a NBL Legend in every sense of the word. "The Magician" is a lock for the NBL Hall of Fame. An NBL Champion, Top 10 in All-Time Points, Assists and Steals and he played for the LA Clippers in the NBA. Rob Rose tell's us how he got to the NBL, How he thinks the NBL moving to 40 minutes games was stupid and makes the games boring. He tells us what he thinks needs to change within the NBL as well as takes part in a pop quiz where he tells us his best coach, the best NBL team he played on, his worst NBL experience, what NBL players he would pay money to see and where his legacy stacks up against Legends like Andrew Gaze and Leroy Loggins. Check out the full podcast here http://www.aussiehoopla.com/episode-5-rob-the-magician-rose-nbl-legend/ …


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Episode 4 - Adris "2Hard2Guard" DeLeon (Gold Coast Blaze)

Length: 32m 0s

Adris Deleon 2Hard2Guard is a Streetball Legend in New York City. We spoke to him about how it was growing up in the Dominican Republic and New York City, How he got his nickname, and asked him about his Streetball rivalries with Brandon Jennings, Sebastian Telfair and Corey "Homicide" Williams. We ask him the question "How does the NBL fare against other leagues around the world" and if he will be back in Australia next season. It is a candid 'off the cuff' interview with the Caribbean Crossover King who doesn't hold back from telling it how he sees it. Check out the podcast here http://www.aussiehoopla.com/episode-3-adris-2hard2guard-deleon-gold-coast-blaze/ …


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Episode 3 - Mitch Creek (Adelaide 36ers)

Length: 35m 37s

Mitch Creek, fresh from winning the Adelaide 36ers Defensive Player of the Year tells Aussie Hoopla why he thinks the NBL is a better place to develop then College. Why Daniel Johnson is worthy of the MVP. How he is going to win the 2013 NBL Dunk Competition. Who is going the win the 2012 NBL Championship. How he is unbeatable at "Need for Speed" and how you can challenge him for the title! Listen to the podcast here http://www.aussiehoopla.com/podcast-no-3/ …


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Episode 2 - Daniel Dillon (Melbourne Tigers)

Length: 28m 31s

This month we interview Daniel Dillon from the Melbourne Tigers and discuss his college success in Arizona and ask if he gave team mate Chase Budinger tips for the NBA Dunk competition. How he went from winning an NBL championship to being without an NBL job for a year. How his resume reads like a Disney Movie and we also ask him how the craziness of Seamus McPeake, Ayinde Uabaka and Patty Mills have affected the Tigers this season and what he and the Tigers plan for next season. Check out the podcast here http://www.aussiehoopla.com/new-podcast-with-melbourne-tigers-daniel-dillon/ …


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Episode 1 - Rhys Carter (Uppsala Basket)

Length: 42m 9s

Listen to the debut of the Aussie Hoopla Podcast, Our first episode features former Adelaide 36ers Rhys Carter, currently playing as an import in Sweden, in a discussion with Aussie Hoopla about how he made his way from a junior player to a professional and the pathways young players need to take in order to becoming an elite basketball player. Rhys has had an amazing career which includes; Being part of the greatest AIS SEABL team ever Winning a gold medal with Andrew Bogut in the Junior World Championships Playing against the AND1 mix-tape squad Playing for NBL teams, Victoria Giants, West Sydney Razorbacks, South Dragons and Adelaide 36ers A career highlight being winning the 2009 NBL Championship This is something every young basketball player should listen to who is planning to play College, NBL or Euro Basketball and the steps you need to take to make it. The answers to what a young player should be wary of when choosing a college to play at, is college or the AIS a better development option for young players and how can Australian's get basketball jobs in teams all over Europe. In an information and humerus chat Rhys Carter also shares tales of Brian Goorjian's coaching style, what Andrew Bogut was like before becoming an NBA superstar, why he didn't end up winning an NCAA Championship with Luke Schenscher at Georgia Tech and so much more. http://www.aussiehoopla.com/rhys-carter-podcast/ …


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